Abike Dabiri tackles online critics over Nigerians in India, Indonesia

Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa has clashed with some critics on Twitter over her handling of diaspora matters.

The clash began after Mrs Dabiri-Erewa gave an update on Monday on the attack on Nigerian students in India.

A Twitter user with the handle @sensegiver1 wrote, “She should go to Indonesia and see how Nigerians are treated. Mumu woman supporting a failed government. She’s equally part of the failure. Eye service!”

The NIDCOM boss responded, “Ode! You go to Indonesia, carry drugs, do cultism and come begging to be rescued from death sentence. Thank God for @ndlea_nigeria now saving people like you from death row.”

Displeased with Dabiri-Erewa’s comments, a former minister of education Oby Ezekwesili urged her to “clean it up”.

Dabiri-Erewa, who recently celebrated her 60th birthday, answered, “I’m not a public official that cows to bullying pls.”

On Tuesday, another tweep @FS_Yusuf_ tweeted, “‘Ode’ isn’t the issue here. Look at the stereotyping you dropped there. As a diplomat, you are the last person to do such thing. Please.”

Dabiri-Erewa fired back, “Read with your two eyes open. And with a bit of sense . Don’t be too ‘obediently’ biased and beclouded. We’re you with us when we went up and down Indonesia begging them not to kill our people sentenced to death for drugs?”